Training methods

Workplace training is directly related to HCR's mission and vision. We prefer to equip people with onsite training delivery, whether that is in their workplace, their local radio station or community.

Our training follows the Transitional Learning Model and:

  • features workshopping
  • is product-oriented: what you produce is based on on your needs and is ready-for-broadcast
  • is interactive with  participatory learning
  • provides for all learning styles
  • facilitates learners making the transition from novices to competent practitioners
  • positions community-centred media as a tool for social change and transformation
  • is competency based

Training programs we offer:

Community-centred Radio for Development and Transformation

An intensive course in using community-centred radio for health and social development.

Mode: workshop; delivered onsite; usually 5-6 days; topic customised to your service delivery and needs.

Participants: Radio management and programming-related workers, service providers (eg, health, government, counselling, advisory, caring professions, NGOs and community organisations etc).

Takeaways: Program schedule for a year, CSA's, recorded interviews, program playlists.

Core Topics: Plan a radio communication strategy, radio and behaviour change communication, write for radio (CSA's), read for radio, conduct an interview, microphone management, use a portable recorder, plan a regular radio program, manage studio equipment, digital editing and managing audio files, media law, occupational health and safety.

Accredited Training

Certificate III in Media (CUF30107)

This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator in the film, television, radio or digital media industries who applies a broad range of competencies in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. They may provide technical advice and support to a team.

Our focus: Develop skills in community broadcasting, contribute to community cohesion and social capital, provide an efficient channel of communication, distribute educational and informational messages, increase self-esteem and dignity, assist the strengthening of cultural identity.

Delivery: On site in radio stations or in locations where students have radio program production and recording facilities. Training is project-related. Some modules delivered online.

Certificate II in Creative Industries (Media) (CUF20107)

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a range of mainly routine tasks in the creative industry sectors, work under direct supervision, and use limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge in a defined context. It is, in essence, a preparatory qualification that can be used as a pathway into CUF30107 Certificate III in Media.

Delivery: On site in radio stations or in locations where students have radio program production and recording facilities. Training is project-related. Some modules delivered online.

Specialised training programs

See consultancy for development

Work Placements

For final year undergraduate or master's level university students with course-related work experience or workplace requirements. More information here.

Our professional and occupational expertise:

Our associates' qualifications and expertise include bachelors, masters and PhD degrees in media, health promotion, electrical engineering, research, journalism, community radio broadcasting, sound engineering and cross-cultural education. Together we have lived and worked across Asia and rural and remote Australia as practitioners, training facilitators, project managers and consultants.

HCR's  trainers and facilitators have completed training of trainers courses and our own training of trainers workshops for delivering HCR materials. Australian-based trainers have Certificate IV in workplace assessment and training (TAE) as required under the Australian government training framework.